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Published Thursday, 13 February 2014
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Hello, hello. I'm back this Friday, Valentine's day, and apart from a few pre-show jitters I'm so excited!

We've been off your screens since the end of November but once we got Christmas and the New Year out of the way it's pretty much been all systems go in The Magazine office booking celebs, springing surprises and coming up with lovely items to hopefully brighten up your Friday nights from here until May.

On the programme this week I'll be talking to that man Ross Kemp. Boy, did he ruffle a few feathers with his inclusion of NI in his new Extreme World series. (I don't think I've ever heard Frank Mitchell so angry!) Ross will be explaining himself and I also get to find out a little more about the hard man of TV, from actor to documentary maker - he's a very interesting character. We get to see something of a softer side too.

On the sofa with me in studio I'm also talking to the "godfather of punk" Terri Hooley. With the writers of Good Vibrations up for a BAFTA this Sunday I'll be finding out just how Terri feels about his life story up for a gong in the biggest film awards in the UK. Pretty special.

Even though I'm not that into the slushy commercialism of Valentines' Day, I will make an effort - we are attempting to spread the love. Our very own smooth operator Mal Cush will be finding out if we really are the most unromantic place in Europe?!

Sunday's Life's agony aunt Fiona Hurley has also left her huge mailbag to the side for half an hour to give us her take on romance in Ulster. (Should be interesting!)

And I'm delighted to have the lovely John Daly in studio too with his selection of what to do/watch/where to go/not go this weekend.

We hit the road for this week's People Like You as we head to Eglish in County Tyrone. A big surprise in store for a local hairdresser with a huge heart.

Oh and did I mention I've been donning my swimsuit for a stint on the high diving board ahead of the Splash final this weekend. No? But, Did I really do it?

Find out on The Magazine Friday at 8pm. Hope you can make it a date!

Mwah!

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Sarah Travers
Sarah Travers

Sarah is the presenter of UTV's The Magazine.

A journalist by trade, Sarah worked for BBC Northern Ireland for 17 years before joining the UTV team in 2013.

The mum of two hails from Portstewart where she still lives. Her passion is people and their stories and she says she likes nothing more than a good blether and a night out with the girls.

'Treat others as you'd like to be treated yourself' is Sarah's motto. She says it's stood her in good stead over the years.

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